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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Barra reflects on tumultuous first year as GM CEO

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Mary Barra said she was surprised by the wave of media attention that followed her appointment as the first female chief executive of a major global automaker about a year ago, saying that it reflects a backward view of the automotive industry. And during her tenure as General Motors CEO, Barra acknowledged, she has become “tougher, not meaner.”...
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Bosch outlines 10-year path to door-to-door driverless car

6:27 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Germany's Robert Bosch GmbH -- the world's largest automotive supplier -- is preparing to roll out the technology needed to allow cars to pilot themselves and change lanes at high speeds on the autobahn....
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Analyst forecasts 17 million U.S. sales in 2015, 20 million in 2018

5:27 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

The US auto industry will sell over 17 million vehicles in 2015 and could reach 20 million in 2018, but expect a sharp downturn after that. So predicted John Murphy, lead US auto analyst for Bank of America Merrill Lynch....
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Ford will limit aluminum mostly to trucks, Hinrichs says

9:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Ford isn't planning to use much aluminum beyond trucks because the benefits for other vehicles aren't as compelling. The company sees better, more cost-effective ways to improve the fuel economy of its cars....
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VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Sergio's beef with Uncle Sam

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

FCA chief: Let us decide fuel-saving tactics; aluminum outlook; why this Ford exec avoids Facebook; Mercedes' big move....
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Google in talks with OEMs, suppliers to build self-driving cars

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Internet giant Google has started talks with most of the world's top automakers and assembled a team of global suppliers to speed its push to bring self-driving cars to market, Chris Urmson, the head of the project, said today at the Automotive News World Congress....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Mercedes-Benz seeks new communication ties to customers

11:31 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Mercedes-Benz is on a mission to expand its footprint in the digital world, improve its customer service and maintain its ionic status, Ola Kaellenius, the executive charged with the brand's marketing and sales, said today at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress....
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Suppliers learn to innovate quickly

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

From Tesla to the Google driverless car to the aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 pickup to active safety systems that promise zero fatalities, the auto industry is changing at an unprecedented pace. For auto suppliers, that means relentless pressure to innovate at warp speed....
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JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: Save up -- the future is a hungry beast

11:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Anywhere on the Detroit auto show floor you can see healthy automakers branching out. Call it the vigor of health. These initiatives don't happen in hard times....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

JLR follows peers into 4-cyl. engines

11:41 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Jaguar Land Rover is about to become the latest luxury auto maker to take the plunge into four-cylinder engines....
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Marchionne sees industry consolidation as a given

9:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said further mergers in the automotive industry are inevitable, and questioned the way safety regulators are exercising their powers....
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TrueCar says app will help automakers know, target customers

5:43 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Vowing to build a better relationship with car dealers, TrueCar CEO Scott Painter showed an early version of a new mobile app at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit that he said will help automakers target customers more efficiently....
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Musk urges automakers to move faster on EVs

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Established car companies must accelerate the development and sale of electric vehicles, despite a drastic decline in oil prices, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said today during a speech to auto executives at the Automotive News World Congress....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford keeps IHS customer-loyalty title; Maserati takes conquest honors

8:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Ford retained the crown in the 2014 model year for most-loyal customers, while Maserati won top honors for conquests, according to the IHS Automotive Loyalty Awards....
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Audi sales chief unveils virtual reality system for shoppers

4:01 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Audi AG's top sales executive today unveiled a new virtual reality system that he called the “most flexible sales format ever invented for the car industry.”...
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BMW looks at time as ultimate luxury

7:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

Time is one of the most sought-after luxuries, and the auto industry is using technology to give customers more of it, says Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member for sales and marketing....
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Daimler's Kaellenius, NHTSA's Rosekind to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Ola Kaellenius, sales and marketing chief at Mercedes since October 2013, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 14....
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World Congress panel to explore vehicle innovation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014

Aluminum vs. high-strength steel. It's one of the industry's hottest technological battlegrounds as automakers push to reduce vehicle weight while cutting costs and improving safety....
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2015 WORLD CONGRESS

Panelists to focus on retail trends

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014

Three experts with rich backgrounds in auto retailing will discuss the convergence of trends and what they mean for the future during next month's Automotive News World Congress in Detroit....
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Porsche sales exec to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

Porsche's Bernhard Maier joins a World Congress roster of speakers that includes Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and General Motors CEO Mary Barra....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Why I won't be at the conference

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

A full-page ad on Page 60 of the Nov. 10 issue requests our attendance at the Automotive News World Congress. Among the featured speakers, though, are two whose business models undermine the highly successful and competitive franchise system....
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Google exec to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014

Does Google want to become an automaker, or is it more interested in producing the software and maps required for the driverless car? Chris Urmson will outline Google's agenda and explain the road ahead for autonomous driving on Jan. 14 at the Automotive News World Congress....
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Robertson to speak at congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

Ian Robertson, BMW AG's board member for sales and marketing, will speak during the opening afternoon of the Automotive News World Congress here on Jan. 13....
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World Congress kickoff speaker: Audi's de Meo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014

Luca de Meo, Audi AG's board member for sales and marketing, will be the opening speaker at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 13....
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Tesla's Musk will speak at Automotive News World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., will be a featured speaker at the Automotive News World Congress in January....
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